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Royal Mail London Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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London, England (UK)

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Royal Mail CEO Moya M. Greene
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Pros
  • Good pay for stress free simple work (in 59 reviews)

  • Get to meet interesting people on the rounds, keeps you fit (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Usually a full time colleague will work with a part time colleague (in 21 reviews)

  • Part time workers not being on a saturday off rota (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Post office"

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    Current Employee - Postman in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Postman in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Looking for post office job

    Cons

    Very hard work, less hours and less pay


  2. "Not good for career progression"

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    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Mail full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and pension

    Cons

    Noone cares about career progression

  3. "Improvement needed in communicating ideas"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, Flexibility, Strong union representation, stock options, fantastic perks and benefits

    Cons

    Poor company culture i.e. old experence staffs vs new graduates

    Advice to Management

    Improve on communicating the company strategy across the company


  4. "Good one"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Mail (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good package. Excellent benefits. State of the area facilities.

    Cons

    More work pressure. Small teams. Heavy management.traditional methods.

    Advice to Management

    Increase staff. Increase holidays.


  5. "Delivery Operations Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company with regards to perks offered.

    Cons

    No guidance or direction from senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Clarity is needed on opportunities and plans for the near future from senior management.


  6. "Sorter"

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    Former Employee - Data Entry in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Data Entry in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Mail (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Gave me the chance into the Royal Mail knowledge.

    Cons

    None. It was an agreed temporary Christmas role.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not give the phone number, use mobile texts or other ways of communication.


  7. "This is a company that is living in a changing economic environment with a very poor exec management team"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Procurement Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy life, pay is ok, they do pay out bonuses. Job for life if you don't want rock the boat

    Cons

    Poor direction and leadership from the top. Frustrating old school command and control culture. Very cyloud approach. Lots of stupid wast.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the experienced hires you make. Stop making emotional descisions when you actually get around to making a descision.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Scheme - Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Royal Mail Operations Graduate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Royal Mail Operations Graduate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail (More than a year)

    Pros

    Responsibility from day one
    Exposure to all areas of the business
    Networking opportunities

    Cons

    Poor communication
    No formal training
    Lack of accountability
    Lack of wilingness to change

    Advice to Management

    Challenge upwards


  9. "Great people to work with but slow moving"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great opportunity to work for a big business
    - Most people are always happy to help with your development
    - New Digital movements are interesting

    Cons

    - Things still move slowly here which doesn't allow for innovation
    - Although there is interesting work the legacy processes and architecture make simple changes difficult

    Advice to Management

    - Changing the little things make a big difference


  10. Helpful (1)

    "ROYAL MAIL GROUP"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Mail full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Massive network across UK, a various level of jobs opportunities.

    Cons

    Share price is going down every time. less job security.

    Advice to Management

    Must give an equal opportunity of development in employees career with considering a diversity.


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